Graeme Henderson

Graeme Henderson

Graeme has worked for years as an actor and dancer – and is now also a choreographer!

At 16 years old he played Taplow in The Browning Version opposite Alec McCowan at the National Theatre and was in the original David Merrick version of 42nd Street at Drury Lane in 1984 as an ensemble member and later went on to play the leading role of Billy Lawlor opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. More recently in 2007 he played the role of Andy Lee in the acclaimed UK Productions national tour of 42nd Street with Paul Nicholas, Dave Willetts, Tim Flavin and Stephen McGann.

He has worked at the National Theatre, in the West End, repertory, television and film. An experienced actor and musical comedy performer, he returned to the National to play Cis Farringdon opposite Nigel Hawthorne in The Magistrate as part of Jonathan Lynn’s company and again in 1997 to play the Headmaster in the hit children’s musical The Red Balloon at the Olivier Theatre. Other acting roles include: PC Collins in Rumours (Chichester); Bennet in Another Country (Leeds Playhouse); Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate (Regent’s Park); George Pepper in Red Peppers (Perth); Kenny in Flora the Red Menace and Tony in The Rink (both Orange Tree); Angel Clare in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing (Ipswich); Jerry in Zoo Story (Ipswich); Byron Turkey in Fat Pig (Leicester Haymarket); Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Crucible). He has played Ugly Sister and several panto and light opera roles for Opera Della Luna including: Negus in The Merry Widow and a world cruise on the QE2 and Royal Viking Sun. In 1992 Graeme played the role of Simon Wishart in a one-man show A Drop of Fred at the Edinburgh Festival, which he wrote with Robert Butler and for which they received The Independent Theatre Award and a Daily Express Award. The show was also commissioned for screen by Granada Television. In 2000 he returned to the Edinburgh Festival with Tapestry with his second one-man show, which he performed and co-wrote with Andrew Blackie and which was produced by Artisanda Productions ltd.

Television work includes: Baa Baa Blacksheep (BBC); WSH (Channel 4); Ashenden – the Spy (BBC); Pie in the Sky (ITV); 1984 Royal Variety Performance, Night of 100 Stars, The Laurence Olivier Awards, Blue Peter and An Audience With Harry Hill.

In 2006 he appeared in the smash-hit British comedy feature film Confetti with Alison Steadman and Martin Freeman.

Graeme now divides his time through his company ghtap ltd between performing, choreography and teaching American jazz tap!